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#037--October 27, 1999
Contact: Ted DeAdwyler
phone: 415/ 338-1665

Chinese Historical Society of America, SFSU to hold 2 events in Nov.

SAN FRANCISCO --- The Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) and the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University will host two events in November in celebration of SFSU's Centennial during 1999.

CHSA, SFSU and the University of California Press will host a book party and concert reading to celebrate SFSU alumna Judy Yung's latest book, Unbound Voices: A Documentary History of Chinese Women in San Francisco on November 13 from 1-4 p.m. at the Chinese Culture Center, located on the third floor of 750 Kearny Street. Directed by Don McCunn, the concert reading will feature selected passages from the book read by Ellen Yeung, Sandy Lee, and Gimmy Park Li. The event is free and open to the public.

In the second event, CHSA and SFSU will host a panel discussion with SFSU alumni on the "In Search of Roots Program" on November 19 at 7-9 p.m. in the CHSA offices, 644 Broadway, 4th Floor, S.F. The event is free and open to the public.

The "In Search of Roots Program" is a family history program aimed at Chinese Americans to help provide tools and resources to learn about family histories. The program, which included a two-week journey to ancestral villages in China, features a presentation and exhibit of findings by panelists Calvin B. Fung (1992), Denise Leo (1999), and Allan Yu (1997). The three also will discuss how their experience in the program has affected their community and professional work. Joannie C. Chang, CHSA board member and a lawyer for the Employment Law Center, will serve as facilitator. Founded in 1899, SFSU is celebrating its 100th year of service to San Francisco, the Bay Area, California and beyond. For more information, call (415) 391-1188.


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